hypothesis to test

hypothesis to test

In a clinical trial, a statement regarding a possible different effect of the interventions on an outcome. The null hypothesis that there is no such effect is amenable to statistical evaluation by a hypothesis test, which generates a P value.
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Looking at data after the fact without an initial hypothesis to test isn't really scientific.
A counterfactual hypothesis to test Harkness's thesis that they were crucial might be: "If these individuals had never existed, would Newton still have been Newton?
For pure scientific purposes, here's a valid hypothesis to test conduct a trial on secondary prevention in heart patients with a lifetime of bad habits that likely contributed to their heart disease to determine if a nutrient might provide some benefit But it's not valid to conclude from the results of that study that the nutrient doesn't work.
Consequently, there is no clear hypothesis to test in this book.
Historically much of the research in molecular epidemiology has been opportunistic, driven by what populations were available, what samples have been collected, what could be measured in an available sample; out of that one might develop an hypothesis to test.
The hypothesis to test is that perhaps growth never did pay for itself directly, but was "subsidized" from general tax revenue to a much greater extent than is true today.
Consequently, the first hypothesis to test is the existence of a positive association between the size of the business involved, their export ratio and their profitability.
Consequently, the second hypothesis to test is the existence of a positive link between the export ratio and profitability, confining this study solely to businesses working in a declining home market.
However, the proper hypothesis to test is that the ratio of the between variance to the within variance is zero.